I have always been extremely driven and ambitious, which at times has been a catch twenty-two when it comes to my health. I knew from day one when I finished university that I wanted to start my own business- at the time I thought it would be opening my own PR agency!
Five years ago, after I had stepped foot into a remarkable health and wellness PR agency with a unique opportunity for work, I found myself bed-ridden for 3 months with barely enough energy to walk to the kitchen. After seeing doctor after doctor, I was still no closer to the problem and more importantly, no closer to the cause of my illness. I was fatigued, I was unwell, and I suffered from constant headaches, muscle aches and heavy limbs. I pedaled on and told myself it was all in my mind, eventually getting well enough to start the new PR role.
The world of integrative health and wellness opened up to me – speaking to hundreds of health practitioners, attending integrative health conferences, working with the latest health foods and supplements and learning about the movement of prevention. It became clear to me that what we put in our bodies, how active we choose to be and how we manage our stress plays a fundamental role.
The problem was, my body was still breaking down each month and I wasn’t healing. Three years on, I was finally diagnosed with an autoimmune condition in 2012 when I was at my breaking point. I decided I needed to take charge of my health and be consistently mindful about the foods I was putting into my body.
Today, I have discovered a new-found energy since making positive changes to my diet and lifestyle and I’ll never look back.
Living with my close friend – who is a nutritionist – cemented the idea of GoodnessMe Box, a health food subscription box delivered monthly to help discover the latest and greatest foods on the market designed to get people excited about living well. We would share and talk about health food daily and I loved the concept of receiving health food goodies each month as a gift – surprise and delight each month! After much research and planning I discovered this concept had been successful overseas. There was no reason why it wouldn’t work in Australia- the health industry was on the cusp of booming.
I created GoodnessMe Box to get people excited about eating clean, wholesome, natural foods and to become a part of what I like to call the ‘wellness revolution’.